I've been told I need to self-catheterise. What happens now?

Posted by Gosia Kowalewska, January 13 2020

Intermittent self catheterisation can be the solution for many Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (LUTS) in women, but it can still be a shock to be told that you will need to catheterise.

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Topics: Women's Health, Bladder Management, Self-catheterisation

Loss of function = loss of dignity?

Posted by Bev Collins, November 13 2019

There’s always a measure of uncertainty when you visit the doctor. You put your fate in someone else’s hands and might feel vulnerable, especially if the topic is a bit embarrassing. We asked catheter users how they experience living with urinary issues and frequent doctor visits.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Women's Health, Bladder Management, Self-catheterisation, Men's Health

Being Me Again

Posted by Serena Green, August 28 2019

As a fit woman in her late 30s I felt embarrassed and humiliated when I was told I had to start self catheterising. Had I not been fortunate enough to meet an insightful Bladder Care Nurse who suggested I use LoFric Sense catheters, I think there is a strong likelihood that I may have resisted medical advice, stopped self catheterising and irreparably damaged my kidneys.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Bladder Management, Self-catheterisation, Urology

You're Not Alone

Posted by Jane, August 6 2019

Living with a bladder or bowel condition can be an isolating experience but it’s important to remember that you are not alone. One Select user, Jane, shares her story in the hopes that it will inspire others.

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Topics: Catheterisation, Bladder Management, ISC, Incontinence, CIC, Bowel Management, Self-catheterisation

Which size are you? Part 2

Posted by Seema Duggal, July 30 2019

” Look at this. It’s the newest one on the market” the lady at the counter says with much enthusiasm."

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Topics: Catheterisation, Bladder Management, ISC, Incontinence, CIC, Self-catheterisation